Archive for the ‘Homemade nixies’ Category

Looking for a few crazy enthusiasts!

Hi! Do You count yourself as a nixie tube enthusiast? Would You like to become a part of nixie tube’s rebirth? I worked really really hard past two years, on full time basis, putting a small scale nixie tube manufacture together and I am almost ready now.. I designed first nixie clock with tubes made [...]

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 22:05 by Dalibor · Permalink · 3 Comments
In: Progress

Getter flasher building photos

I currently build a getter flasher according to Ron Soyland‘s design (he will publish it on his site soon). There is a few photos from the building process:

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 17:38 by Dalibor · Permalink · 4 Comments
In: Workshop

Introducing: ShanghaiTime nixie clock

Soooo.. After six weeks of intensive development, I am posting first photo of finished ShanghaiTime clock. As I already wrote, I designed this clock for a glass-art contest “When Prague Meets Shanghai” arranged by a czech company producing high-end glass chandeliers called Preciosa. I plan to write more, attach some photos of the innards, electronics [...]

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 13:34 by Dalibor · Permalink · 11 Comments
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Facebook page established

I decided to establish a Facebook page for nixie making project. I plan to add there some random photos, snapshots and so.. I called it “DaliborFarny.com”, on that domain will be a static content and some products for sale I hope You are welcome here: Facebook page

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 20:50 by Dalibor · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Nixie clocks for a contest

I am working hard on a clocks for a contest called “When Prague Meets Shanghai” (more about contest here: WPMS). This is a first oportunity how to present working tubes in a real product.

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 23:16 by Dalibor · Permalink · 6 Comments
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Another nixie tubes made

As I promised, I started making a sample tubes. I am now working on a project for one local contest, more later.. And I made two new tubes as a prototypes for that project. All three tubes, from oldest to newest.

Posted on October 6, 2013 at 21:20 by Dalibor · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Big progress: Lab Sample No.3

I experienced big success today. I sealed first really working nixie tube (or nixie retort . I surprisingly didn’t forget to do any individual step in the making process and ended up with a tube that by far exceeded my expectations. I tested the tube carefully on the helium leak detector several times, I also [...]

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 21:27 by Dalibor · Permalink · 9 Comments
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Garden shed finished

Finally, the shed is finished and I can start moving all the equipment that I gathered in recent two years there. Building of the shed was the major job during last 5 months, I didnt have much time for real nixie tube research, but that changes! I made the glassblowing stuff working today – torches, [...]

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 20:09 by Dalibor · Permalink · One Comment
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Metal parts for nixie tubes

I got a sample of etched parts today, the quality is absolutely outstanding! Sharp edges, no etched spots, no under-etched places. I cant wait to put it all together! Sorry for quality of the photos, all were made in a hurry, as usual Hexagonal anode grid

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 21:00 by Dalibor · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Materials

Assembly test No.2

I made some minor changes is the last nixie tube design and decided to get it etched from brass. It would be better to have it made from stainless steel, but the company I use for etching experience some problems with photo resist, so I decided to use a brass, only for this test. Brass [...]

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 21:15 by Dalibor · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Progress